Updated:GASTONIA, N.C. —
Three people in Gastonia were taken to the hospital after a heater caught fire on Sunday.
The fire department sent Eyewitness News a picture of the damage left near the water heater. Firefighters said combustible materials were too close to the water heater.
Firefighters said the apartment had about $20,000 worth of damage.
The three people transported were treated for breathing in smoke.
3 treated after water heater catches fire
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